BSDTW ’17 was the first international BSD conference I’ve attended since BSDCan ’17, during which I was an intern at the FreeBSD Foundation. As a sophomore and a fairly new contributor to the project, the friendliness and inclusiveness of this community, and the degree of recognition that I have received for some of my small contributions really made me enjoy staying in the FreeBSD community and continuing to make contributions.
I want to thank everyone who helped us kick off our year-end fundraising campaign by donating during #GivingTuesday! Your generosity raised over $8,000, from 110 donors. Let’s continue this fundraising momentum by helping us meet our 2017 fundraising goal of $1,250,000.
Thanks to the FreeBSD Foundation’s support, as well as the encouragement from my friends, I attended EuroBSDcon 2017. Originally, I did not have plans to attend EuroBSDCon this year, but then changed my mind. I’m glad I did, as I definitely would have regretted not attending since it turned out to be an amazing conference.
My summer kicked off in pretty awesome BSD-flavored form as I was invited by Netzkommune GmbH to work on the following FreeBSD-focused projects:
There are a lot of areas we support to make FreeBSD the best platform for computing, education, research, and products, and a large part of our efforts are dedicated to FreeBSD advocacy. We are driven to not only help make this the best operating system available, but to get more people and companies using FreeBSD. We do this by promoting FreeBSD at computing conferences around the world.
There’s a lot of work in progress right now supported by the Foundation! We have projects supported by individual grants and student stipends, as well as work being done by the Foundation’s own staff and co-operative education students from the University of Waterloo. This month, I’ll give a brief update on the many Foundation-supported projects that are in progress.
It’s almost here! Tomorrow, November 28, is #GivingTuesday. Now in its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global event that brings together diverse communities to foster giving.
The Foundation is again calling on the FreeBSD community to channel your passion for FreeBSD into helping us reach our #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign goal of raising $5,000 in the 24 hour period. Your support, no matter the size, will have a lasting impact on the Project.
EuroBSDCon is one of the largest BSD-related conferences that is held in a different European country each year. Each one is organized and run by local BSD contributors, under the umbrella of the EuroBSDCon Foundation, who help provide resources, financial support, and guidance for each conference. This year, EuroBSDCon was held in Paris, France and the FreeBSD Foundation was proud to be a Silver Sponsor.
The FreeBSD Foundation has extended the #DonatedtoFreeBSD Post & Boast social media contest. Please help us increase FreeBSD awareness via social media, raise some funds, and elevate the FreeBSD community pride.
The contest now runs through #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the most unique, inspirational, or creative photo.